Hailing from tropical Darwin, indie-groove pop band At The Dakota have established themselves as one of the most exciting bands to come out of the Northern Territory with their addictive pop sensibilities and hooky, quirky lyrics and melodies.
A 5-piece comprising energetic and fun mates from the Top End, At The Dakota’s sound is influenced by the warmth and optimism that epitomizes Northern Territory living. Their songs are unapologetically groovy and their lyrics are refreshingly cryptic. Recognized as finalists in the 2016 National Live Music Awards they’ve developed a dynamic and energetic live show that’s perfect for music lovers that just want to have fun!
At The Dakota are much-loved in the NT, winning the People’s Choice Award in the 2015 NT Song of the Year Awards and being voted by the public as the local act for the 2016 BASSINTHEGRASS Festival. They’ve also supported touring acts such at The Rubens, Ball Park Music, Saskwatch and The Bennies and have gone on several national tours.
In 2015 At The Dakota released their debut EP ‘Stories’ featuring the award winning single ‘Stumptail’ (NT Song of the Year) and Hot100 Darwin Feature Track ‘Peach Hat’. Stumptail also featured on Spotify’s Australian 'Indie Mixtape' playlist and the music video for the track was picked up by Rage. 2016 saw the band release the single ‘Rat King City’ and smash an Australian tour – including representing the Northern Territory Tourism campaign at a pop up event in Melbourne Federation Square.
At The Dakota’s latest EP ‘Melt’ released April 8, 2017 featured singles ‘Arrow Holder’ and ‘Go My Way’. It’s a tribute to fun times, hard times and times when you melt inside your own head. Filled with sing-alongs, wiggle inducing tunes and summer vibes – it’s a bit of tropical Darwin for your ears. At The Dakota are touring national April-May so watch out for them in a city near you.
Members: Dylan Podsiadly (guitar/lead vox),Paul Brandis (keyboard/vox), Jaxon De Santis (guitar/vox), Dan Prime (bass /vox) and Ben Rogers (drums).